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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gray-Guilbeau House

 
 
Gray-Guilbeau House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
1. Gray-Guilbeau House Marker
Inscription. Josť Amador was given this property by the Spanish Government in 1817. His heirs sold it to P.L. Buquor in 1847. Later that year, James Gray bought the land and built this house, which he sold to French consul Francois Guilbeau in 1853. Another Frenchman, Marie Biencourt, owned the house and occupied it from 1880 until 1932. The house stood vacant for 15 years until it was purchased by local artist Warren Hunter. Hunter completely renovated the two-room adobe structure and leased it to Dr. Victor Alessandro, conductor of the San Antonio Symphony, who made further modern additions. Mr. & Mrs. Walter Henshaw, who owned the house from 1958 to 1970, added a second story to the building and lived there until it was purchased by restaurant operator Frank Phelps in 1970.
 
Erected by La Villita Tenants Association and the San Antonio Conservation Society. (Marker Number G.)
 
Location. 29° 25.307′ N, 98° 29.291′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is on Villita Street west of South Alamo Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 Villita Street, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Gray-Guilbeau House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
2. Gray-Guilbeau House Marker
this marker. Bombach House and Store (a few steps from this marker); The Dashiell House (a few steps from this marker); La Villita (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Church of La Villita (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of St. Philip's College (within shouting distance of this marker); Articles of Capitulation (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Philip's College (within shouting distance of this marker); The Acequias of San Antonio (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .  La Villita Historic Arts Village. (Submitted on May 4, 2015.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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